Table of contents
Women and the Holocaust: The Silenced Gender?
The Cinematic Representation of Women as Perpetrators and Accomplices of Nazism
Female Victims in Holocaust Films: From Universalised Portrayals to Recovered Memory
Gendering Heroism: The Role of Women in Filmic Discourses About Resistance
Towards a Conclusion: Researching the Representation of Women in European Holocaust Films
About this book
This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators, victims and resisters. Ingrid Lewis contends that European Holocaust Cinema underwent a rich and complex trajectory of change with regard to the representation of women. This change both reflects and responds to key socio-cultural developments in the intervening decades as well as to new directions in cinema, historical research and politics of remembrance. The book will appeal to international scholars, students and educators within the fields of Holocaust Studies, Film Studies, European Cinema and Women’s Studies.
representation of women in European Holocaust Films European Holocaust Films representation of women in war victims on screen women during the Holocaust Holocaust women Holocaust cinema Film and the Holocaust Holocaust Studies European Cinema Women’s Studies post-war representations post-war women
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65061-6
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-65060-9
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-65061-6
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